The authoritative, unforgettable biography of Martin Luther, the great religious leader, who entered a monastery as a youth and who, as a man, shattered. Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive. Bainton published Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther in As of , it is still in print. Kenneth Scott.

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Bainton By Roland H. Bainton also explains extreme This is my third reading of this book.

This seems flimsy, but is the only argument to rest on such flimsy evidence. The Struggle for Faith. The Appeal to Caesar.

As for the rest, I love Luther and I love this recounting of his life and influence. Luther faces trials, the need to hide, and the fear of martyrdom. View the Lesson Plans. The Bull Seeks Luther. To ask other readers questions about Here I Standplease sign up. Nov 18, Phil rated it really liked it. The book was a good choice for the purpose, usually considered to be the definitive Luther biography, and written by a liberal Quaker scholar who was basically sympathetic to his subject but able to view him with a certain detachment.

A specialist in Reformation history, Roland H. Moreover, it may well be that Bainton felt compelled to defend the supposed statement, as he was using it for the title of his book. The Reformation is nothing less than a rediscovery of the Bible and the Gospel. This is not exactly a Christian sentiment, more one of the Eastern religions concept of dharma.


We owe so much to Brother Martin, and I was grateful for the reminder to be grateful. Read it Forward Read it first. Religion and Social Unrest.


The chapters on politics and economics were just brutally dull to my dull mind, and my interest was lost for months on end. Bainton Hendrickson Classic Biographies See larger photo. As Bainton writes, “Luther was above all else a man of religion. As a work of some parts – the assessment of early capitalism, for example – reflect scholarly views now out of date.

One of the best biographies I’ve ever read about Martin Luther. Nature History and Philosophy.

Retrieved 5 May May 15, Ebookwormy1 rated it it rolandd amazing Shelves: And the first unit of History was the Reformation. View the Study Pack. View all 8 comments. He does not think that clergy alone can intrepret Scripture or pray directly to God. Kenneth Scott Latourette, in the chapter notes for “Luther and the Rise and Spread of Lutheranism” in his History of Christianitylauds Bainton’s biography of Luther as “A superb combination shand accurate scholarship based upon a thorough knowledge of the sources and secondary works with insight, vivid, readable literary style, and reproductions of contemporary illustrations.

His demand that the authority for doctrine and practice be Scriptures, rather than Popes or Councils, echoed around the world and ignited the Great Reformation. His most popular book was Here Stanr Stand: Published April 1st by Plume Books first published One glaring niggle is Bainton’s claim for authenticity regarding Luther’s famous ‘Here I stand, I can do no other’ at the Diet of Worms.


This is regarded as the classic biography on the life of Martin Luther and it certainly holds up to this standard. And yet, Luther was clearly not one to blindly trust in authority – his disposition was ferociously rational as he pointed out the hypocrisies in the Church.

A Life of Martin Luther in Bainton masterfully weaves together gigantic life of Luther. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He wore his scholarship lightly and had a lively, readable style. Bainton Limited preview – It presents Luther with all the praise and credit he deserves but doesn’t veer into hagiography by shying away from the negative aspects of Luther’s character.

He continues his education and goes on to become a leader in the Catholic Church.

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The Merits of the Saints. Luther does go back into the public eye and actually starts a family of his own. Bainton, the author, seems to baiton a believer who appreciates very much Luther’s lifetime spiritual struggle and his scriptural resolution of it in the doctrine of justification by faith.

I was surprised to learn that Luther and Erasmus were correspondents and enjoyed Bainton’s exploration of their perspectives on rationality and religion.

The Endorsement of Hus. And I felt an account of this magnitude should’ve moved me a bit more. Jul 02, Margaret Skea rated it really liked it Shelves: